Chan completed his Work Ready Program at Swinburne Croydon on 12th June. Just six days later on the 18th, he had started a trial with LVL Bricklaying Pty Ltd where they saw great potential and not long after, was signed as an official apprentice by 20th June.
Currently, WA tradies are warning the industry of a skill shortage during apprenticeships. Highlighted by Perth Now in a recent article, apprentices are hurtling towards and all time low.
Recently at the WorldSkills Competition in Sydney, Nik Foster of ABN Training has taken out the gold for his efforts in Bricklaying. Nik has become the first winner from Western Australia! In the words of our WA State Manager, Dean Pearson “Nik will certainly have a very bright future in the bricklaying industry and today […]
Since the dawn of time, parents and their children have rarely been on the same page when it comes to choosing a career path to follow. As recently highlighted in an article published by the Sydney Morning Herald, parents are increasingly hesitant when it comes to encouraging their children to pick up trades. Instead, increasing […]
We’ve launched a new job board for the Australian bricklaying industry. The board will help employers connect with local apprentices and qualified bricklayers by providing them with a free platform to advertise any current job vacancies.
Get ready! June 2, 3 and 4 @ ICC Darling Harbour Sydney, you’ll see national contests in all the trades, hosted by Skills Show Australia, including a massive Skills Pathway Expo plus much More. The Bricklaying event regularly produces world class talent as evident in Bricklaying’s WorldSkills International Honour Roll and our inclusion in the International’s over many years.
IMAGE SOURCE: The Voice Australia 2018 – Tim Karkowski (Blind Audition) Tim Karkowski, 24, from Albion Park, NSW, enjoys his work as a bricklayer. But who wouldn’t take a shot at fame with a voice and looks like his. After a long term interest in […]
One of WA’s long history of brick kilns, heritage listed Maylands Brickworks.
Built in 1903 and closed in 2012 due to a slump in demand for bricks, the Cardup brickwork plant has now had a major capital injection by current owners Austral Bricks ($26 million). In 2018 the kiln is again making high quality product for the construction industry with an even broader range than previously available.
Due to the outstanding success of the recent “Brick & Blocklaying Apprenticeship Ready Course” held at SMTAFE Thornlie recently, the Australian Brick and Blocking Training Foundation (ABBTF) in WA is planning to repeat the course at the same location in the week of Monday April 9.